KEASBEY, N.J. (March 19, 2004) — A recycler of construction materials is hoping to pioneer the use of rubberized asphalt on New Jersey's roadways.
Keasbey-based Bayshore Recycling Corp. has partnered with Rutgers University to develop and test a rubberized asphalt mix specifically for New Jersey's roads and climate. If all goes as expected, Bayshore plans in September to pave a deteriorated municipal road outside of its facility with rubberized asphalt in a pilot program for the state Department of Transportation, according to Bayshore President Valerie Montecalvo.
After the road is finished, it will be monitored next winter by Bayshore, Rutgers and the state DOT for deterioration and performance, Ms. Montecalvo told Tire Business. If the results satisfy the state, then New Jersey will adopt the specifications developed by Bayshore and Rutgers and write those specs into its codes for all contractors and asphalt plants to use crumb rubber on other roads in the state.